Chronic

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Chronic Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

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  • being long-lasting and recurrent or characterized by long suffering; "chronic indigestion"; "a chronic shortage of funds"; "a chronic invalid"
  • having a habit of long standing; "a chronic smoker"

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Chronic Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia


In medicine a chronic disease or condition is one that takes a long time to heal (or go away), or one that comes again. Many chronic diseases require special treatment, as this has to be done for a long time.Chronic disease can even last for a lifetime.



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* It is when power is wedded to chronic fear that it becomes formidable. - Eric Hoffer


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  • Chronic absence affects 12% of Utah students
    Chronic absence affects 12 percent of Utah students and as much as one-third of students in rural schools. While widespread solutions are available, reaching out to students individually remains the most effective. Read more on this news related to 'Chronic'
  • Chronic absence a 'huge contributor' to academic setbacks, officials say
    Chronic absence affects 12 percent of Utah students and as much as one-third of students in rural schools. Read more on this news related to 'Chronic'
  • Chronic absence a 'huge contributor' to academic setback, officials say
    Chronic absence affects 12 percent of Utah students and as much as 1/3 of students in rural schools. While widespread... Read more on this news related to 'Chronic'

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